NCEA Level 2 English - Psycho Secrets

12ENG1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. PETERS

In this English course, students will explore the motivations behind criminals, examining both fiction and nonfiction crime-based texts, and how these characters and/or individuals are portrayed to an audience in literature. Students will look into characters/individuals personalities and behaviour, and will also look at the consequences these characters/individuals have faced. Learning in this English course will be explored through both making meaning of a range of texts, as well as creating meaning to express new ideas in a range of forms (e.g. writing, oral presentations, static images etc).

Students who take Psycho Secrets will most likely be interested in criminology, and will be interested in crime-genre texts (books, films, short stories etc) to explore ideas about crime, motivations, and the impact of this on individuals and society. 

Successful completion of this Level Two English course can lead on to any Level Three English course in 2022.

In this course a range of standards, internal and external, will be offered, and what is offered will be personalised where appropriate to meet the interests and needs of individual students. There will be a minimum of 18 credits on offer, and at least 4 credits will be from an externally assessed standard. Potential standards that will be focused on in this course are listed.



Pathway

NCEA Level 3 English - Mirror, Mirror, NCEA Level 3 English - Power of Teens

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $20
Stationery Requirements: 1 x 1B4, headphones/earphones


Recommended Prior Learning

The recommended prior learning to take this course in 2021 is to have achieved a minimum of three Level One English Achievement Standards, and the student must have attempted at least one externally assessed Level One English standard. Entry with other than this recommended prior learning will be at the HOD English discretion - the student must see the HOD English to discuss entry without having completed this prior learning.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91099 v4 English 2.2 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91104 v2 English 2.7 - Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91105 v2 English 2.8 - Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s)
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91107 v2 English 2.10 - Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91255 v3 Media Studies 2.8 - Write developed media text for a specific target audience
2
I
3
Y
3w
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Disclaimer

Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.